Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholarship Scheme


The Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholarship aims to broaden access to careers in large commercial law firms and other careers in London.

It was created by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer with The Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon OBE, Chancellor of De Montfort University.

The scholarship has been designed to address the disproportionate under-representation of black men from less socially mobile backgrounds.

Successful applicants will receive 15 months of guidance and mentoring, and an interview for a training contract at Freshfields. They will also receive a £3,500 bursary.



First year, black male undergraduate students are eligible for the scholarship, studying any degree at DMU. Students must be interested in a career in the legal sector or working in the City of London.

You must show exceptional drive, ambition and interpersonal skills.

For further information, please contact Claire Sumner by email on by Tuesday 10 January.

You can also visit the scholarship page on the Freshfields website.

Posted on Thursday 5th December 2019

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